No see, no wood

Dear friends, I am in the unfortunate situation that I have macular degeneration. I cannot see, wood, inches and centimeters anymore. Therefore I believe my woodworking days are over. I want to say thanks too all my friends and foe on this site fo...

Craftisian Awards Are Back

Craftisian Awards are back after 5 years. We held the latest "Giving the Gift of Boxes" Awards in January of 2017 with the 15 awesome entries. Now, we are relaunching the revamped Craftisian Awards in a new monthly format. There is no designated ...

Wooden Boat Restoration

I have just had the joy of teaching short courses in Traditional Wooden Boatbuilding and Wooden Boat Restoration.  Each course 5 days long at the Boat Building Academy in Lyme Regis, UK.  7 and 9 students respectively.  We covered tool sharpening,...

Amigurumi Potion Bottle #4: Bottle Lid

We could stop here but I wanted a cap for the potion bottle. Using the white yarn, I made a circle: √ 6 sc in magic ring √ inc around = 12 √ [inc, sc] around = 18 √ [inc, sc, sc] around = 24 √ [inc, sc, sc, sc] around = 30 √ sc around in BLO to...

Amigurumi Potion Bottle #3: The Potion Bottle

The insert is complete... and now to make the outer bottle. I chose a deep red colour for my bottle, as it was leftover yarn that was sitting nearby. Again, it is Camilla 6/4 and a 2.0mm crochet hook. √ 6 sc in a magic ring (leaving a long tai...

Amigurumi Potion Bottle #2: The Insert

To keep the bottle of essential oil stable inside the potion bottle, I decided to make an insert to hold it. For the insert, I suggest using the same colour of yarn as the top half of the potion bottle.  Using white Camilla 6/4 yarn and a 2.0 mm...